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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Note: batch 5 and all subsequent batches are put into Red Wine Barrels (the batch number is printed on the label). All earlier batches were in White Wine Barrels and should not be rated here. Release 5 of Brainless on Cherries, has a new twist- we used Red Wine (cab and syrah) barrels for the second fermentation and aging as apposed to White Wine barrels. The result, dryer, lighter body, fruit shines thru and a bit of tannin and wood notes in the finish

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace. The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol. The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on. Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation. Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (6503) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Draft at the source in Denver with Andrew, Ellen and her friends. Pours a clear reddish golden body with no lacing. Mouthfeel is stringent with notes of Belgian spice, candy, clove; hardly any cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Not a bad beer but could’ve been so much more. Aroma was fantastic. Sorry cherries and notes of red wine. A little funk and sourness to it. Pour was a beautiful dark red with no head. Taste was very disappointing after that nice aroma. Started out tart and quickly turned to thick artificial tasting cherry syrup. No complexity and not much else coming through. Can taste the red wine notes but the syrup kept it to a whisper. Decent carbonation. If I didn’t love cherry beers so much I would’ve given this a lot lower of a score

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (842) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Aroma of subtle cherries and woods. Wow this has a complex flavour. Getting a very nice cherry flavour up front layered with woody notes, along with a hint of smokiness and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2163) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015
Not what I expected. Not funky at all. Pours a bright pink/red with a thin pink head that later dies to litereally nothing. Smells fruity and sugary with no wood or earthen notes. Light bitterness with a literal syrup of cherries being the only flavour profile. Slightly tart and bitter with too much sweetness up front for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NateH10s (40) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2015 75cl bottle in glass A opaque slightly red orange no head A sour honey, peach, red fruit T sour with cheery and strawberry undertones P light body, no carbonation no bitterness O very enjoyable refined sour, highly recommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4945) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
500ml bottle pours a pinkish red color with very little head leaving no lacing. Aroma is mild cherries with some woody notes and hints of red wine. Taste is a light cherry tartness with a malty sweetness and dry red wine and woody finish. Flavours did not blend well in this brew, kind of a mess. Not one of my favorites for this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Pink orange color, no real head. Sour cherry and wine aroma. Light body with a slight sour cherry flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (546) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Not an attractive beer, no head or lacing, orangey red. Sharp vinegar nose with vanilla and cherry. Not nearly as sour as I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1177) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
A subdued aroma of oak and wine with a hint of vinegar. Pours a pinkish orange color with no head. A sour taste with hints of cherries, a dry feel with a chalky mineral finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knacosta07 (2) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
Slight cherry hint on the nose. Lacing fades very fast leaving a very slight head. Color is golden brown with a slight red hue. Cherry pit on the nose. Not a whole lot as far as palate goes. Finishes smooth but fades fast. Not my favorite, but definitely worth a try.

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